Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs

When watermelons are plentiful and the summer heat is causing you to thirst, this beverage is just the ticket to cool you down.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make a simple syrup by bringing the water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves.
  3. Press the watermelon through a fine sieve with the back of a large spoon into a bowl. Discard pulp in sieve.
  4. Combine the watermelon juice, sugar syrup and lemon juice in a 2 quart pitcher.
  5. Chill. Add carbonated water to juice mixture just before serving over ice.


Most Helpful

Very yummy. I juiced the watermelon in my juicer which made the job very quick. I didn't have any carbonated water, but with still water over ice, my kids still loved it.

cookinmom76 August 01, 2011

Wow! This is FABULOUS!!! I made my simple syrup in the micro since I was in a rush, and used lemon flavored carbonated water (la croix). I found that squeezing the watermelon over a sieve was easier than trying to press it through. The flavor of this is just fabulous... My DH loved it as well! I think this would be a Fantastic beverage for a baby shower, etc where alcohol isnt favored. Thanks for this recipe! Definitely a keeper!

love4culinary September 26, 2006

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